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the attorneys general of maryland and virginia joined 15 other states in asking the website to block its adult services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we
, for hundreds of virginia drivers trying to process their licenses. but at least the dmv is open. 14 virginia dmv offices will be open for business today from 1:00 to 5:00. a computer glitch late last month caused a backlog. 14 offices will also be open tomorrow between 8:00 and noon. you can see the full list at nbcwashington.com. give yourself extra time if you're riding metro's red line. the transit agency closed five stations so crews could work on the tracks. free shuttles can take you between the stations but the service could add an extra 40 minutes to your commute. we continue to follow a developing story out of new zealand this morning. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped a new 11-foot-long fault line into the surface. it is a miracle no one was killed. only two people were injured. buildings have crumbled. the power and water supplies have now been restored. a state of emergency and curfew have been decleared amid concerns of falling debris. >> early indications are there was quite significant damage to private property but obviously it's right across the city. >> more than 60 aftersh
a different customer's e-mail. >> i don't know why this is coming to me but my name is not virginia black. >> reuben's e-mail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away reuben figured the worst. >> you know, identity theft. somebody took my card. and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his company. they said they would find out why and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, lab tops. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but virginia's e-mails kept coming. rubin felt he knew the woman, her buying and taste in electronics. he had her member i.d. number. he thought in the wrong hands that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point the finger to
for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, reuben figured the worst. >> theft. identity theft. somebody took my card and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his account. the company promised to find out why he received someone else's e-mail and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, laptops, power supplies. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but the e-mails kept coming. reuben felt he new the woman. more troubling he had her best buy member i.d. number. in the wrong hands, he filled that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they could point the finger towards me saying, you know, you gave this person's information out when i didn't. and my only concern was to get rid of
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